Gangsterism: Gang Activities

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Causes and effects essay --- Gangsterism
Time has changed so do the social issues. Problems arising among the youthare at the alarming state. Main problems like smoking, gangsterism and illegal racingare affecting the country¶s development. Gangsterism is common in a developingnation such as Malaysia and we have heard a lot about it occurring in schools. It hasbeen reported that in developed countries, school children are increasingly involvedin gangs.( Gangsterism

Gangsters are a threat to society and you can beconsidered a gangster if you are involved in any of these activities such as extortmoney from others, receive payment for threatening others or to beat someone up,ransom people for money, be a part of organised crime, force anyone to join a gangand its illegal activities, attend a gang¶s swearing-in ceremony and engage in ³tabletalk´ or a fight with other gang members. We, as a part of the society must preventthe problem of gangsterism from spreading. However, to solve this problem we mustfirst get to know that it was caused by the influences from the surrounding, theintention of teenagers to attract other¶s attention and to protect themselves.Many feel that gangsterism is caused by the teenager himself. But, thisphenomenon is actually caused by the influences from the surrounding of theteenagers. In most cases, those who involves in gang activities are influenced bytheir school mates and friends who also involve in such activities. During this period,teenagers are easily influenced by others because they are very sensitive and don¶twant to feel left out by their peers. In order to win the respect from their friends, they join these gangs. They are willing to involve themselves in gang activities such asextort money from others, fighting and receive payment for threatening othersalthough they knew that it¶s a negative activity. Besides, teenagers may also beinfluenced by the media to become a gangster. Nowadays, multimedia such asinternet,...